APIASF / Farmers Scholar Events 2010
Farmers Insurance recently hosted a series of events for APIASF / Farmers Scholarship Recipients in five key cities - Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Minneapolis. Each event was hosted by Farmers District Managers and provided an opportunity for local agents to meet some of the Scholars they are supporting.
On June 18, 2010, the City of Houston hosted six students who were awarded: Helen Lee, Jin Niu, Dung Phan, Trinh Le, Rose Nguyen and An Nguyen. The ceremony was held at the Asian Chamber of Commerce. Farmers District Manager Rick Squyres, as well as Farmers President Council Agents Harry Dao and Diane Tram were present for the ceremony. In addition, these scholars were given the opportunity to be recognized by local station Houston Radio Saigon during their Pan Asian broadcast. This special program was hosted by Jimmy Nguyen and highlighted the achievements of the scholars and the relationship between APIASF and Farmers.
Los Angeles, California
The Los Angeles area APIASF / Farmers Scholarship Recipients met in the Executive Board Room at the Farmers Home Office downtown on June 21. Farmers President Council District Manager June Chern, and President's Council Agent Shelly Liu presented awards to the five scholars, as well as provided a special guided tour of the Home Office. Scholars present: Kevin Beltran, Jamie Crisostomo, Frances Lee, Christina Lim, and Sidney Vu.
San Francisco, California
APIASF / Farmers Scholar Recipients and Farmers representatives gathered on June 29 for a reception at San Francisco City Hall's Rotunda Room for the presentation to scholars. Four scholars were recognized: Michael Xie, Harriet Hu, Fenny Fang, and Sophia Vu. Local Farmers Agents Dennis Biscocho, Joy Cai, and Tina Jang presented certificates to each student, as well as hosted a reception for the families of the students who attended.
From left to right: Agent Dennis Biscocho, APIASF Representative Patty LimJap, Agent Joy Cai, Scholar Michael Xie, Scholar Harriet Hu, Scholar Jenny Fang, Scholar Sophia Vu, Agent Tina Jang.
San Diego, California
Students, families, and Farmers representatives gathered at the San Diego World Trade Center on July 1 to honor students from the local area. Scholars present included Alex Fung, Julianna Pho, Katrina Wong, and Viviann Nguyen. Participating in the ceremony to represent the scholarship sponsor were Charles Dabelgott, Farmers California State Executive, Frank Silva, Farmers Insurance District Manager, and Insurance Agents Teresa Nguyen and Aaron Farmer.
On July 14, APIASF / Farmers Scholarship Recipients joined Minnesota State Senator Mee Moua in the State Senate Chamber to accept certificates of achievement. As the highest serving Hmong-American, Senator Moua provided words of wisdom for the Scholars and presented each student with a certificate from Governor Tim Pawlenty. In addition to the local Farmers agents, District Manager Khanh Huynh and Farmers State Executive Director, Locke Pierce, was also in attendance.
Photo: At the Minnesota State Senator Chamber, July 14, 2010, from left, Farmer Insurance Minnesota Director Locke Pierce, District Manager Khanh Huynh, scholarships recipients Melissa Thao, Holly Yang (back), Mai Chue Xiong (front), Xue Xiong (back), Mo Vu (front), State Sen. Mee Moua, APIASF Program Director Patty Limjap, and scholarship recipient Gaolee Vang. Recipients not pictured: Yang Thao and Choua Yang.